Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Wargrave Tennis Club

THE annual meeting was held on November 6. President John Coghlan and 21 members were welcomed by chairman Dave Smith.

THE annual meeting was held on November 6. President John Coghlan and 21 members were welcomed by chairman Dave Smith.

Reports were read by the chairman, treasurer, maintenance officer and membership secretary followed by reports of the various team captains.

Jason Jokhoo read the coach’s report. The juniors have been keeping him busy with six teams in the Berkshire Junior League. He congratulated eight-year-old Thomas Aston, who attended a county talent identification day where nominated juniors from clubs across the county were put through their paces by talent performance coaches.

Thomas scored highly in all tasks and has been asked to attend the regional talent identification day in December. Good luck, Thomas!

All the committee members were willing to stand again and were voted in unanimously.

There were lots of trophies on display ready to present to the successful winners but unfortunately only one winner, Steph Aston, was present. However, since she won three of the cups, her title of “Queen Steph” was truly justified!

Members learned that the new weather vane on the roof of the clubhouse only appears to work in 80mph winds so will be removed in order to correct the problem.

The club now has 139 juniors and 168 adults and most members live in Wargrave. The subscription has not increased since 2004.

On Sunday, November 3, a sunny day, the club held an American tournament followed by a barbecue.

Eight players, including three women, played four games with their partner and four games against. The wind challenged them all!

The player with the highest game score for the ladies was Eilish MacBean, while Gavin represented the men. Each was presented with a bottle of wine by organiser Dave Smith, who was also in charge of the barbecue. Thanks to Eilish and Sue Jones, who provided the delicious cakes.

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